One of our reference librarian’s had an interesting question the other day from someone who was out-of-state. The caller couldn’t find any information on a business and was beginning to wonder if it was legitimate. As you check on a business that offers a job opportunity of interest, are there markers you can look for or other websites you can check if you become suspicious?
eHow.com has a good list of seven items to look out for. One of them is a list of additional sites for further checking. Just be careful after item number seven. Right under seven and before “Tips and Warnings”, there are four sites listed that are “Ads by Google.” It would be easy to mistake them as part of the article. Ads are placed to the best financial advantage of the groups or persons placing them, but not always for the person using the site. Always be on the watch for this and be aware whether you are clicking on an ad or a link. Click here to take a look at the list.